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Vasconcellea x heilbornii


Vasconcellea x heilbornii is a hybrid related to papaya that produces similar-looking fruit but is more cold tolerant.

Vasconcellea x heilbornii is a hybrid plant from Ecuador related to papaya named babaco or champagne fruit. At approximately two feet in height, this plant will begin to produce long, slender, edible fruit. Performs outstanding in containers and will tolerate colder temperatures than traditional papayas (just above freezing).

Common Name: Babaco Papaya/Champagne Fruit - [Citrus Pre-Order]

Family: Caricaceae (The Papaya Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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